Tottenham winger Danny Rose insists playing in Sunday's FA Cup goalless draw at Stevenage was a real eye-opener in terms of experience.
The 21-year-old operated as a left wing-back against the League One opposition and travelling to the lower league team made him appreciate what he has at White Hart Lane even more.
Rose, who was recently wanted by Birmingham on loan, has admitted Spurs did not create enough on the day to merit clinching a place in the quarter-finals against Bolton.
Stevenage have now won a money-spinning replay at White Hart Lane and the former Leeds youngster believes manager Gary Smith's side deserved a draw.
"It just shows you can't take anything for granted in football," Rose told the club's official website.
"When we play at White Hart Lane the pitch is always cut perfectly, we've big changing rooms and it's different at somewhere like Stevenage.
"It's great to have the experience of going to a lower league stadium and you have to be professional.
"I thought we were professional in our performance, certainly not sloppy, but we didn't create enough chances on the day.
"Full credit to Stevenage, I thought they did well. We'll now have a replay and we'll look to win."